Canon PowerShot G2

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... With the picture quality covered the next thing for me personally is the build quality, everything about the Canon feels quality. Despite not being one which you can slip in your pocket the size is much less than some 35mm cameras. It is packed with features from in-camera assistance ... Read review

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Community Level 1yorkshireman


Canon G2 a serious camera for the amateur

AdvantagesImage quality, good build quality

Disadvantagesa little pricey

" quality, everything about the Canon feels quality. Despite not being one which you can slip in your pocket the size is much less than some 35mm cameras. It is packed with features from in-camera assistance in creating panorama images which can be "stitched" together with the supplied software to manual overide on the shutter speed and exposure settings. (this is very useful for night shots where lights usually cause awful glare with digital ..." Read review

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Community Level 2ciaotoday


You may say G2

AdvantagesImage quality, camera features, lens quality

DisadvantagesHeavier & bigger than some, price

"...time. Previously I owned a Canon AF1 and then my first digital an early HP model. I am not going back. So why do I think the G2 is great? Well here goes a short list of what I like (if you want the featuress it offers - visit the Canon website):- - the image quality is stunning - well balanced in almost all lighting conditions - the zoom is flexible enough for most shots - supported by 6cm close ups (think a rose) and multishot panoramic ..." Read review

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Community Level 6Martinscho...


Power Shot G2 pro camera, realistic price

AdvantagesEasy to use, robust

DisadvantagesMight not be easy to find on sale

"I love the Canon Power Shot G2 camera that I use in my working life as a journalist/photographer. It is robust and strong, and is ideal for the busy professional who needs to take quality images quickly. There are many features on this camera, macro feature and everything else you would expect from a camera of this type. However, there is something you will not find, a digital zoom. The zoom on the Canon is an optical zoom and this means ..." Read review

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Community Level 1Jambo107


Canon get it right

AdvantagesPerformance - image quality - ergonomics

DisadvantagesHard to get!

" I read of the Canon Powershot G2 said that Canon had learned vital lessons from the G1 and other models, and that the G2 was outstanding. So - heart in mouth - I bought one. And? Image quality is as near faultless as I can want - way better than the best scan I could make of the best print. Colour and white balance are flawless (or as near as I can see to perfect). The gadget takes a 1MB IBM microdrive - not as an unapproved add-on but ..." Read review

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Community Level 1hymerB644


Excellent results if you take your time

AdvantagesHot shoe, viewfinder

Disadvantagesslow startup

"I have now used the Canon G2 for three years. It is an excellent camera which produces stunning results in most situations. The revolving viewfinder is fantastic. I can take pictures of the children at low level without having to lay down on the floor! The hotshoe makes it possible to use a 'proper' flashgun and even bounce the flash via nearby walls or ceilng. This gives a much better balance to the picture without bright spots and dark backgrounds. ..." Read review

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Offering the highest image quality in its class, the PowerShot G2 utilizes the latest 4-megapixel CCD to capture pin sharp pictures with every click of the shutter. With a high-resolution 3X optical zoom lens, reduced shutter interval, completely lossless RAW image recording mode and new Digital Signal Processor (DSP) and RGB filter, the PowerShot G2 is a new photographic industry benchmark. The powerful PowerShot G2 was designed for truly creative digital photographers who demand precision image capture management. Three Auto-focus modes including continuous, single and 3 selectable AF points with 12 shooting modes (including Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE and fully manual exposure control) means the G2 can always deliver exactly what a photographer requires. Advanced image capture controls include a histogram exposure graph for image evaluation (as seen on the Canon EOS D30) that allows the photographer to see if an image is correctly exposed. Early indication of excess light or darkness allows exposure settings to be changed to obtain an optimal result. The histogram is displayed on the G2's vari-angle LCD monitor that twists and swivels to provide the most convenient viewing angle and adds flexibility when shooting in difficult or awkward situations. Development didn't stop there. The PowerShot G2 uses much less power than its predecessors, which means a lot more pictures from a single battery charge. Canon engineering gives a user more flexibility to take high-quality pictures whenever and wherever they want without worrying about running low on power. The versatility of the PowerShot G2 is enhanced by a comprehensive range of optional system accessories including Canon's full range of Speedlite EX flashguns making it possible to capture images in extreme low-light conditions. For low light close-ups the G2 supports Canon's Macro Ring Light (MR- 14EX) that can be fitted over a 250D close-up lens. For long distance work, a powerful 153mm tele-converter brings a subject right into the camera while a 27.2mm wide-angle converter makes it easy to grab those wrap-around wide-angle shots. All PowerShot G2 lens converters are compatible with the standard 3.6x step-less digital zoom. This means that high-quality images can be captured at any stage of the zoom process. Nothing but the best from the world's most technologically advanced camera manufacturer!


MPN 7099A006AA, 7099A038AA, 7099A018, 7099A002, 4042692, 7099A030, 114022, 7099A021, G2
Product Type Digital camera - compact
Enclosure Colour Metallic silver, Black
Localisation English
Sensor Resolution 4.0 Megapixel
Optical Sensor Type CCD
Total Pixels 4,100,000 pixels
Effective Sensor Resolution 4,000,000 pixels
Optical Sensor Size 1/1.8"
Optical Zoom 3 x
Digital Zoom 3.6 x
Auto Focus TTL contrast detection
Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty 3
Digital Video Format AVI
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Image Recording Format JPEG, Canon RAW
AV Interfaces Component video, Composite video
Camcorder Media Type Micro Drive

Exposure & white balance

Light Sensitivity ISO 100, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 50
Exposure Metering Evaluative, centre-weighted, spot
Exposure Modes Programme, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority
Shooting Programs Landscape, portrait mode, night mode, stitch assist, pan-focus
Special Effects Black & White, Sepia
White Balance Custom, automatic, presets
White Balance Presets Fluorescent, cloudy, speedlight, tungsten light, daylight
Max Shutter Speed 1/1000 sec
Min Shutter Speed 15 sec
Exposure Compensation ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
Auto Exposure Bracketing 3 steps in 1/3 EV step

Lens system

Type 3 x zoom lens - 7 - 21 mm - f/2.0-2.5
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera 34 - 102mm
Focus Adjustment Automatic, manual
Min Focus Distance 70 cm
Macro Focus Range 6-70cm
Zoom Adjustment Motorised drive
Lens Construction 7 groups / 8 elements
Features Aspherical lens

Camera flash

Camera Flash Built-in flash
Flash Modes Fill-in mode, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction
Features Flash +/- compensation
Effective Flash Range 0.7 m - 4.5 m

Additional features

Continuous Shooting Speed 2.5 frames per second, 1.5 frames per second
Flash Terminal Hot shoe
LCD Display Information Shutter speed, aperture, manual focus mode, red-eye reduction, self-timer mode, photo quality, photos remaining, drive mode, remote control indicator, white balance indicators, picture resolution, exposure compensation, battery condition, programme, flash mode
Additional Features Built-in speaker, auto power save, date/time stamp, DPOF support, AE/FE lock
Self Timer Delay 10 sec


Viewfinder Type Optical - real-image zoom
Field Coverage 84%
Viewfinder Frames Autofocus frame


Type 1.8" LCD display
Resolution 113,578 pixels
Display Features Rotating


Microphone Operation Mode Mono


Connector Type 1 x USB ¦ 1 x composite video/audio output
Memory Card Slot CompactFlash Card


Software Drivers & Utilities, Adobe PhotoShop LE, Canon PhotoStitch


Included Accessories Lens cap, neck strap, power adapter, USB cable, audio / video cable, IR remote control


Details 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included ), 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1100 mAh ( included )

Memory / storage

Memory Card Slot CompactFlash Card
Supported Memory Cards CompactFlash
Included Memory Card 32 MB CompactFlash, 128 MB CompactFlash
Image Storage High 2272 x 1704 : 4 - with 16MB card ¦ Super-fine 2272 x 1704 : 7 - with 16MB card ¦ Fine 2272 x 1704 : 13 - with 16MB card ¦ Normal 2272 x 1704 : 26 - with 16MB card ¦ Super-fine 1600 x 1200 : 14 - with 16MB card ¦ Fine 1600 x 1200 : 26 - with 16MB card ¦ Normal 1600 x 1200 : 52 - with 16MB card ¦ Super-fine 1024 x 768 : 25 - with 16MB card ¦ Fine 1024 x 768 : 46 - with 16MB card ¦ Normal 1024 x 768 : 84 - with 16MB card ¦ Super-fine 640 x 480 : 58 - with 16MB card ¦ Fine 640 x 480 : 94 - with 16MB card ¦ Normal 640 x 480 : 165 - with 16MB card
Internal Storage 1 GB Microdrive
Video Capture
  • AVI - 320 x 240 - 15 fps - 30 sec - max clip duration
  • AVI - 160 x 120 - 15 fps - 120 sec - max clip duration
  • AVI - 320 x 240 - 15 fps - 124 sec - with 32MB card
  • AVI - 160 x 120 - 15 fps - 457 sec - with 32MB card

Manufacturer warranty

Service & Support 1 year warranty
Service & Support Details Limited warranty - parts and labour - 1 year

Dimensions & weight

Width 12.1 cm, 12.3 cm
Depth 6.4 cm, 6.6 cm
Height 7.7 cm, 7.9 cm
Weight 0.4 kg

Environmental parameters

Min Operating Temperature 0 °C
Max Operating Temperature 40 °C


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